Substance Use Disorders

These organizations emphasize prevention of mental and/or substance use disorders through educational programs, awareness campaigns, and other materials.

National Council for Behavioral Health

The National Council for Behavioral Health is the national association of community providers that care for more than eight million adults and children across the country who suffer from mental illness, development disabilities, and substance use disorders. Its members employ more than 750,000 staff and provide mental and substance use disorder treatment, rehabilitation, housing, and community support services.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)

Founded in 1944, this voluntary health organization and its National Network of Affiliates are dedicated to fighting alcohol and drug dependence, and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families, and communities. NCADD focuses on increasing public awareness and understanding of the diseases of alcohol and drug dependence through education, prevention, information and referral, intervention, treatment services, advocacy, and recovery support services. It has helped millions of individuals and family members into recovery.

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC)

The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC), a public-private effort, promotes awareness and recognition of the under-publicized problem of inhalant use. The coalition serves as an inhalant referral and information clearinghouse, stimulates media coverage about inhalant issues, develops informational materials and a newsletter, provides training and technical assistance, and leads a week-long national grassroots education and awareness campaign.


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